Bay's school board and council candidates will take your questions Oct. 20

Bay High Student Council members will work in partnership with the League of Women Voters Cuyahoga Area, Bay Village Chapter, to present Bay Village Candidates Night on Thursday, Oct. 20, 7 p.m. at Bay Middle School.

The public is invited to attend and ask questions of candidates in contested races on the Nov. 8 general election ballot. Running for two Bay Village Board of Education seats are incumbent William Selong and new candidates David Campbell, Steve Merkel and Bob Piccirilli. Running for the Bay Village Council Ward 3 seat are Karen Lieske and Bob Ziebarth.

According to the League of Women Voters Candidate Forum format, candidates will give opening and closing statements and will respond to written audience questions. One hour will be allotted for Bay Village Board of Education candidates, followed by a half-hour allotted for City Council Ward 3 candidates.

“The League welcomes the opportunity to work with the Student Council to provide voter education,” said Barbara Ebright, League of Women Voters representative.

Rob Grossman, Bay High social studies/government instructor and advisor to the Bay High student council, will lead his students through what should be for them an instructive evening about the democratic process in action.

“We look forward to offering this opportunity for our community members to question the candidates,” he said. “And I am personally very happy to offer this educational experience to Bay High’s student government members.”

Karen Derby

Public Information Officer for the Bay Village City School District

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Volume 3, Issue 20, Posted 3:53 PM, 10.04.2011